Good luck has its storms.

I thought Star Wars was too wacky for the general public.

A lot of people like to do certain things, but they're not that good at it. Keep going through the things that you like to do, until you find something that you actually seem to be extremely good at. It can be anything.

I loved photography and everybody said it was a crazy thing to do because in those days nobody made it into the film business. I mean, unless you were related to somebody there was no way in.

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.

Working hard is very important. You're not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.

The secret is not to give up hope. It's very hard not to because if you're really doing something worthwhile I think you will be pushed to the brink of hopelessness before you come through the other side.

'Star Wars' is fun, its exciting, its inspirational, and people respond to that. It's what they want.

The ideals and principles for which Dr King fought have never been forgotten and are as relevant today as they were 40 years ago.

If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.

Everybody has talent, it's just a matter of moving around until you've discovered what it is.

Whatever has happened in my quest for innovation has been part of my quest for immaculate reality.

Film is not an easy occupation. There's a lot of occupations that are difficult and film is one of them.

When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.

In my experience there is no such thing as luck.

Learning to make films is very easy. Learning what to make films about is very hard.

He took me from not being able to write a word in terms of writing screenplays to being the king of wooden dialogue.

The secret to film is that it's an illusion.

Although I write screenplays, I don't think I'm a very good writer.

Even in high school I was very interested in history - why people do the things they do. As a kid I spent a lot of time trying to relate the past to the present.

Part of the issue of achievement is to be able to set realistic goals, but that's one of the hardest things to do because you don't always know exactly where you're going, and you shouldn't.

Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view.

Luminous beings are we not this crude matter.

It's hard work making movies. It's like being a doctor: you work long hours, very hard hours, and it's emotional, tense work. If you don't really love it, then it ain't worth it.

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.